Dilantha Gunawardana


Expectations - A Story - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Sensation overwhelmed me
Like the virgin gaze at the ocean
The waves that come crashing
With it thoughts of longing
Wading in to the great unknown
To be unwrapped in desire
Percolated of all expectation

Niggling was the anticipation
Nagging was the loneliness
All that could be wiped out, by you
Your ambient arms that surround me
Your confluence that sediments on me
And your lips that claim all of me
As your passion ransacks me

Yet you stood there
At an arms distance, all roads not leading to you
You held my hand but not my heart
Your held my palm but not my storm
Your held the visible but not the invisible
You held my aura but not the soul

I still long for you, like a child at a window
Waiting for the first flower in spring
To fade my desire to your sunshine

I came to you today, inebriated in anticipation
Now I stand sobered, still cluttered by you

Wondering..............

When will I see the sun rise, the blinding light?
My spring on your lips..........


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 5, 2014



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